A Dictionary of Biology

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Elizabeth Martin, Robert Hine
Oxford University Press, 2015 - Reference - 736 pages
Fully revised and updated for the seventh edition, this market-leading dictionary is the perfect guide for anyone studying biology, either at school or university.

With more than 5,500 clear and concise entries, it provides comprehensive coverage of biology, biophysics, and biochemistry. Over 250 new entries include terms such asBroca's area, comparative genomic hybridization,mirror neuron, and Pandoravirus.

Appendices include classifications of the animal and plant kingdoms, the geological time scale, major mass extinctions of species, model organisms and their genomes, Nobel prizewinners, and a new appendix on evolution.

Entry-level web links to online resources can be accessed via a companion website.
 

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Contents

Alpha A
1
Alpha B
54
Alpha C
87
Alpha D
158
Alpha E
186
Alpha F
218
Alpha G
239
Alpha H
270
Alpha T
579
Alpha U
607
Alpha V
613
Alpha W
628
Alpha X
632
Alpha Y
634
Alpha Z
635
Appendix 1 SI units
639

Alpha I
300
Alpha J
322
Alpha K
325
Alpha L
331
Alpha M
352
Alpha N
395
Alpha O
415
Alpha P
432
Alpha Q
498
Alpha R
500
Alpha S
528
Appendix 2 Simplified phylogenetic tree of the animal kingdom
641
Appendix 3 Simplified phylogenetic tree for plants
642
Appendix 4 Geological time scale
643
Appendix 5 Model organisms and their genomes
644
Appendix 6 Major mass extinctions of species
646
Appendix 7 Nobel prizewinning contributions to biology
647
Appendix 8 Evolution
660
Appendix 9 Useful websites
661
End Adds
663
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Robert Hine was educated at Kings College London and the University of Aberdeen. A professional freelance writer and editor since 1984, he has worked on numerous books and journals for both the UK and American markets. Specialist areas include life sciences, health, and the environment. He is also manager of a community-based website promoting energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainability.

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